World’s cheapest car

The Indian car manufacturer Tata, owners of Jaguar and Land Rover, has today launched what it describes as the ‘world’s cheapest car’.

At roughly £1,300, it is designed to fall within the means of ‘Mr Average’ in India and encourage people to abandon the motorbike, often seen with 4 or 5 people on board, and take to the car. It is also hoped that the new vehicle will help boh the ailing car industry and the Indian economy.

The car is very basic, with a 624cc engine and a top speed of 60 mph, although extras, such as a radio, power steering or airbags are available for a bit extra.

The company is planning to offer the car for sale in the UK and Europe by 2011.

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